Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue, entitled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider recent films (roughly defined in terms of the past twenty years) and the weight they bring to bear on our contemporary public life. What patterns and preoccupations characterize the current generation of films? How do certain popular genres of film (the Western, the romantic comedy, etc.) differ from their predecessors?
Abstracts (200 words) requested on carnivalization and the carnivalesque in composition and literature as well as related topics. Full CFP available from firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference to be held in Clarkston, GA, just outside Atlanta.
Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015
Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.
Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:
The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popculture. The ambition of the magazine is to offer a space for scholarly reflection of problems of actual art communication in all forms of art and popculture. The concept of the magazine Art Communication & Popculture is the reflection of the need to create a theoretical platform for investigation of the world of which protomethodological basis is knowledge that a purpose is not a quality situated outside but as inherent attribute. Art Communication & Popculture is the magazine for interpretation of the world determined by art and popculture.
April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting
Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.
We are actively seeking contributions of various kinds to the conference and journal of the Andrew Marvell Society.
- Explorations of "Eyes and Tears." The Society invites abstracts for papers on any aspect of Marvell's poem "Eyes and Tears," to be presented at our annual meeting in Raleigh, NC, March 12-14, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1 at http://www.scrc.us.com/discoveries/abstract-submission-form/. Papers chosen for this panel will be published as a group in the Summer 2015 issue of the Society's official publication, the Andrew Marvell Newsletter.
Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
April 10-11, 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)
The Melville Society: Melville's Money
American Literature Association
21-24 May 2015
This panel seeks proposals for papers exploring the status of money, broadly conceived, in and across Herman Melville's works. All approaches welcome, from (to name just a few) biographical accounts of "dollars damn[ing]" Melville, to historicist work with Melville and industrial capitalism, to new formalist accounts of his textual economies, to transtemporal and/or transnational reception studies of Melville and his works as symbolic currency (Melville as money). Please send one-page CVs and 250-500 word abstracts by 20 December 2014 to Andrew Kopec (email@example.com).
Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities
"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)
Identities in the Making - Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents
Graduate students conference, December 3-4, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
With a keynote lecture by Rudolf Mrázek (Univ. Michigan) and a panel discussion on 'zwarte piet'
The Dutch Studies Program of the University of California, Berkeley invites graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds to present a paper that relates to the history and legacy of Dutch colonialisms.
The Journal of Organics is an international peer reviewed open access free journal. You are invited to submit new research papers on any aspect of organic food and agriculture - including cross disciplinary and multi disciplinary papers. Papers welcome on related topics including GMOs, nanotechnology in food & farming, biodynamics, organic forestry, agro-biodiversity, certification etc.
Call for Submissions
Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015
For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age
Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015
CFP: Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere - A One Day Symposium
University of Chester,
Friday, 10th April 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr Cornel Sandvoss, University of Surrey
CRIME UNCOVERED: The Detective (edited by Barry Forshaw)
Intellect is currently looking for chapter contributions to 'The Detective', one of the first titles in a new book series examining character types in crime fiction. 'The Detective', edited by Barry Forshaw (author of 'Death in a Cold Climate' [Palgrave Macmillan] and editor of 'British Crime Writing' [Harcourt]), is an examination – and celebration – of the police detective throughout the long history of crime literature, TV and film, and will be looking to identify the individual characteristics that define these much-loved characters and discuss how they relate to their surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue.